I love being able to wear vintage (or reproductions) to work and this dress definitely fits the bill.
The pattern is Butterick 6308, a reproduction of one of their designs fom 1952.
I made my version out of stretch bengaline, which makes it super comfortable for work (and weight fluctuations).
I also added faux chest pockets, and vintage buttons sewn around the edge of the pockets – similar to a vintage dress I had seen online.
As for mods, I only made a few:
- Cut a size smaller all over to allow for the stretch fabric
- Lengthened the hem by an inch
- Shortened the bodice by half an inch (short waist)
- Lowered the under bust darts so they wern’t so pointy.
I definitely love this dress, and would consider making another but probably without the kick pleats as I found them a bit painful to press.
Thanks for reading, and as always more photos and information on my blog Subversive Femme